|Low carb chicken and dumplings the stuff diet freedom|
and dream are made of...
I Have a Dream
I am thrilled to join with each of you today in what will go down in low carb history as the greatest demonstration for low carb freedom in the history of our low carb community.
14 years of low carb, I’ve lived a dream.
I have a dream that one day our great low carb community will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed and kind. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all carbs are NOT created equal!”
I have a dream that one day on the salt flats of the mighty Gulf Coast and beyond, the sons and daughters of former carb-enslaved brethren will be able to sit down together with their enslavers and show them the true science documentation behind the paleo-primal-keto-low carb movement and they will respond to reason and see the light!
I have a dream that one day, even the deep South, a place sweltering and suffocating in diseases of metabolism created by the food-giants that fight to keep us addicted and enslaved and dying from diabetes, kidney failure, blindness, and poverty—mired in the heat of carb oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom, health, and prosperity.
I have a dream that our “5 boys”: Tony, Buddy, Kevin, Schylling, and Zippy, their toy dog, WeeWee, Wee Wee’s baby, Skeeter and Stretch their giraffe; will one day live in a great low carb nation where they will not be judged by the girth of their waist or hips, but by the content of their dinner plate and the content of their caring and character.
|The Boys protesting the evil food giants. (Click to Enlarge)|
I have a dream, TODAY!
Live that dream!
The time is now.
The day is here.
|Low Carb Chicken And Dumplings - Free at Last!|
It is no secret the race for the dumpling was long, illustrious, populated by the best low carb cooks in the nation and riddled with catastrophe and defeat. But thanks to Peggy and the LCF clan, we ARE success. Well, except I can’t claim any of that success. I was part of the private dumpling wars that included using pieces of Revolutionary Rolls and low carb tortillas, pure glucomannan cooked in oil and Ranch dressing and chicken broth, and other notable and equally epic fails.
Yes, you heard me.
I wallowed in chicken and dumplings 5 out of 7 days during the past week. I ate them as Peggy created them. I ate them as tweaks from her original recipe. I ate them with my tweaks. And last night, I believe the tweak has scored big! Freedom from high carbage dumpling oppression is realized!
I took Peggy’s original recipe from LCF, combined it with Janknitz sub of psyllium husks for oat fiber and the love child brought forth in reply—screamed victory at the top of its mighty little lungs! The future is yours. The only thing left now is for you to try it! Make your own tweaks. Record them for posterity and spread the word, so that we may all know freedom and health.
I bid you peace.
I exhort you to dream.
Shoot for the stars or at least…
A low carb dumpling in every pot!
Low Carb Dumplings - Susie's Tweaks
Recipe By: Susie T. Gibbs
Serving Size: 3-4 Dumplings Yield: 10-14 Dumplings
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8-12 Minutes
Start to Finish: 13-17 Minutes
These are a great drop or rolled dumpling. You won't believe they aren't high carb or filled with guilt! They reheat well and freeze great. And they can morph into sweet dessert dumplings too! Use your favorite spices to jazz them up!
|Low Carb Dumplings - keto freedom.|
- 1 1/2 tablespoons glucomannan
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oat fiber—or oat bran, or whole psyllium husks (Now Brand, Trader Joe’s or Jay Robb)
- 1/2 teaspoon psyllium husks, powder, Jay Robb, non-GMO
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, (1/2 tsp for a firmer dumpling)
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon parsley, freeze-dried—or 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 jumbo egg
- Mix dry ingredient. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Sprinkle dry ingredients into wet, stirring quickly without stopping. Stir until smooth and thickened to the point of being able to roll gently between your palms. Don't overwork. Roll all the dumplings.
- Drop into simmering liquid. Cover and cook 10 - 12 minutes without disturbing them or removing the lid. When the time is up, test for doneness. Add any veggies or protein desired. Use as matzo balls or use as dumplings for chicken and dumplings.
- (Optional Rolled Variation: Spread dumpling dough onto a piece of plastic wrap taped to the kitchen counter. Flatten into a square with your hand. Top with a second sheet of plastic and gently roll dumplings about 1/8-3/16 inch thick. Peel off top layer of plastic and use a pizza cutter to cut into 12-16 squares. Remove tape and transfer plastic wrap to pan. Tump the plastic sheet of dumplings over into the simmering stock. Keep the plastic out of it. But each of the dumplings should separate and float to the top. If any are stuck together, gently pry them loose. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes as above.)
NOTES: Can we talk a moment? These dumplings are divine and represent the low carb holy grail of break-substitutes. But all joking aside: you will be tempted by gluttony to eat the entire batch by virtue of their low carb count and because they taste fan-freakin' tastic. But don't do it. Remember that both glucomannan and psyllium are soluble fibers and swell with the addition of water/liquid (as much as 10x or more). The most we eat is 4 dumplings per sitting. We're stuffed after a big bowl of broth, chicken, veggies and 3-4 dumplings. And we get stufter (aka more stuffed) after about 15 minutes. So when tempted by seconds-ies, wait 20 minutes, then decide!
Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day--a healthy habit to begin with--but especially when consuming anything made with glucomannan, oat fiber, coconut flour, psyllium husks, etc. If your bowel habits change, be on the look out and be prepared to grab MOM (Milk of Magnesia) to help things along, then tailor your ingestion of fibers to your bowel needs. It's rare, but there are reported cases of bowel obstruction when these fibers are consumed in excess. So eat responsibly. (End of lecture--now let's eat!)
Serving Ideas: Serve with creamy broth and chicken or with clear broth to make matzo balls!
Per Dumpling (10 Dumplings): 9 Calories; 1g Fat (21.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 3.4g Carbohydrate; 3.0g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 0.4g Net Carbohydrate
Per Dumpling (12 Dumplings): 8 Calories; trace Fat (21.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 2.83g Carbohydrate; 2.5g Dietary Fiber; 18mg Cholesterol; 0.33g Net Carbohydrate
Per Dumpling (14 Dumplings): 7 Calories; trace Fat (21.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 2.43g Carbohydrate; 2.14g Dietary Fiber; 15mg Cholesterol; 0.3g Net Carbohydrate
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